A CONCEPT FOR PROGRESS MANAGEMENT,
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C NAVAL ANALYSIS GROUP
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Outlines a program for building into an ongoing organization a capability for self-controlled, self-driven innovation through which it can evolve into an ever less imperfect instrument of its mission. A program for progressive development of successive stages of improved progress-management capability is described, along with supporting rationale underlying mechanics. The fully-developed system provides ability to 1 Define long-range organizational self-improvement objectives through a process which involves a application of economic choice to selection of progress objectives based on explicit and documented assumptions, and b reduction of uncertainty and refinement of assumptions via RAND Delphi technique and R and D 2 identify, analyze, structure and document problems barring attainment of objectives 3 apply most appropriate resource -- management initiative, management technical assistance, R and D, or capital investment -- to solution of these problems, and 4 select R and D problems on basis of return on investment--expected value of payoff over cost to the Command.
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